46 episodes

Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season Esther speaks to a constellation of new relationships: A couple wrestling with the guilt they feel over the happiness their infidelity created. Another trying to make space for their queerness in an outwardly appearing hetero relationship. A set of friends trying to sort out if their childhood friendship needs to continue into adulthood. And Esther checks back in with couples from seasons past to see where they are now as she creates a space for us to hear our own lives and struggles articulated in the stories of others. So....where should we begin?

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season Esther speaks to a constellation of new relationships: A couple wrestling with the guilt they feel over the happiness their infidelity created. Another trying to make space for their queerness in an outwardly appearing hetero relationship. A set of friends trying to sort out if their childhood friendship needs to continue into adulthood. And Esther checks back in with couples from seasons past to see where they are now as she creates a space for us to hear our own lives and struggles articulated in the stories of others. So....where should we begin?

    Season Five Trailer

    Season Five Trailer

    A new season of Where Should We Begin?
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    • 2 min
    He Gets the Respect, She Gets the Toilet Paper | How's Work?

    He Gets the Respect, She Gets the Toilet Paper | How's Work?

    Married for ten years and co-owners for seven, they bring their home dynamic to work with them. Their employees are sick of the fights and the struggles for power and control, and so are they. Meanwhile, she also worries their roles at their gym have been divided along gender lines.

    This is one of Esther's favorite episodes from How's Work?, her show about the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues.
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    • 58 min
    If I Quit, What Will People Say? | How's Work?

    If I Quit, What Will People Say? | How's Work?

    He’s a doctor, she works for the government. Her job is one thing on paper, and another thing in secret. He wants to leave his job, but doesn’t know how. When their busy careers come crashing to a halt because of the pandemic, they face a new reality at home. Who gets to be the one to leave a job during uncertain times? And can they rely on their 19 year marriage for stability and support?

    This is one of Esther's favorite episodes from How's Work?, her show about the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues.
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    • 57 min
    Introducing Season 2 of How's Work?

    Introducing Season 2 of How's Work?

    Today we're sharing the first episode from season 2 of Esther's other podcast, How's Work? In it Esther focuses on the hard conversations we're afraid to have in our jobs, bringing a new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues.
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    • 57 min
    On Again/Off Again

    On Again/Off Again

    They've been on and off for almost 20 years. While she takes cares of his and their child, she wants to know that he's also there for her. He's been battling depression for years. And the shame that comes with it.
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    • 54 min
    Trapped in Their Own Story

    Trapped in Their Own Story

    Their whole relationship is based on one big misunderstanding, with infidelity and blame on both sides. Years later, they still can't see the other's perspective.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded after the COVID-19 lockdown.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

CocoDaBee ,

My therapy over podcast

Esther makes the conversation possible, guides the couples with great questions. I felt reflected in many situations and the conversation gave me a new perspective and let me thinking in my why. Plus I love the diversity of couples. Looking forward to more..... say more!

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